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CNN
Aug 15, 2009 8:00am EDT
's in montana this morning where he held a town hall meeting yesterday. the crowd was pretty civil for the president. but he got tough, yet polite questions. >> the president has a town hall meeting in grand junction later this evening. a lot of health care related events going on. >> we have a map showing where they all are across the country. pete stark is holding three in california. he's going to be a busy guy. as you can see from the map, there's events in chicago and atlanta. >> the first lady, sasha and malia didn't stay home. they are traveling with the president this weekend. >> so is ed henry. he tells us the president is mixing business with pleasure in big sky montana. >> reporter: sure, montana is a nice place to visit this time of year. the president had more on his mind than fly fishing. he came for urgent business. buttering up the state's senior senator and chairman of the finance committee who could hold the fate of health care in his hands. >> first of all, the man working tirelessly to make sure americans get a fair deal when it comes to health care in america.
MSNBC
Aug 14, 2009 6:00am EDT
in a second. we understand this town hall meeting in montana today for president obama could be a little more rowdy, as you put it on politico than the new hampshire one. why? >> willie, when "morning joe" talks, the white house perks up, if we can continue our talk analogies here. >> sure. >> what did joe, what did chuck todd, what did pat buchanan say yesterday? they said the president would have been better off at that town hall this week if the president had answereded critics, had taken tough questions. it's not like president obama would be thrown off his script by some dude standing up in a town hall. so for this afternoon's montana edition, the white house gave out their tickets a little differently. instead of giving the tickets to supporters or more care-free controlled, they went to two town halls in montana and gave them out on a first served -- first curve -- that will ultimately be the question. first come first served basis so it may be a little more tougher questioning this time for colorado. in a day or two the president will go back to the white house method of ticketing. 1,
FOX News
Aug 15, 2009 7:00am EDT
's meeting in montana. joining us from big sky montana is mike emanuel. good morning early to you. how did this town hall meeting go yesterday? spent it was pretty good, alysin president obama today will be parked tourist in chief taking his family to yellowstone park, doing another town hall event in grand junction, colorado. the president yesterday was in belgrade, montana, the home state of max baucus was in the middle of healthcare reform negotiations as chairman of the senate finance committee. the pitching montana is with healthcare reform. insurers would not be able to drop you if you become seriously ill. mr. obama's town hall and montana had a very campaign to appeal there was thought president obama might get feisty questions from people opposed to healthcare reform the present mostly softball questions and made reference to some of the fireworks we have seen on the news this summer with members of congress singles events. what's take a listen. st. ann out there has been a lot of attention paid to some of the town hall meetings on time around the country, especially when tepper's
CNN
Aug 14, 2009 6:00am EDT
steps back to the fray. he's headed to montana for another meeting on health care reform. correspondents are fanned out across the nation tracking every side of the debate. >>> we begin with major developments in the deadly midair crash over the hudson river. for this morning, for the first time, we're seeing the moment of impact. the tragic collision caught on home video by an italian tourist and obtained by nbc news. the images offer incredible insight to what went wrong. a warning that some of you will find the images incredibly difficult to watch. oh, my god. oh, my god. >> nine people die in that crash. when you slow down the footage, you can see the aircraft attempting to turn and climb at the last second only to clip the helicopter with its right wing. this morning, nearly a week after the crash, the faa is taking a very close look at two air traffic controllers on duty that day. our susan candiotti has been working the story all night. she joins us now. a couple of people are in serious trouble here with the faa? >> right, john. one employee wasn't even in the building where he w
HLN
Aug 14, 2009 12:00pm EDT
holding a town hall meeting this afternoon on health care reform outside bozeman, montana. he's expected to talk about a part of the plan that's designed to prevent insurance companies from dropping or limiting coverage for people with serious illnesses. >>> many of you have been asking for more information really, so many questions about the health care reform. there is one central place where you can find answers now. go to cnn.com/healthcare. there you will find coverage of the town halls including how to find one near you. you can upload your town hall i report and there's also information on the leading overhaul plans, the sticking points, the key players working to shape health care legislation. i know a lot of it is very confusing and seems con volume late -- con v. >>> an armed man got a beat down. the suspect walks in pointing his weapon at the owner's wife. the husband, look at him go, tackles him from behind, wrestles him out the door. they actually fought for ten minutes before police got there. >> i was thinking maybe something bad happen. my mother called at home and she sa
ABC
Aug 14, 2009 5:00pm EDT
years. she was 88 years old. >>> president obama was in montana this afternoon, answering questions on health care reform. unlike the often contentious meetings other lawmakers have encountered, as abc 2 news carla wohl reports, today's give and take was both cordial and civil. >> reporter: president obama received an enthusiastic welcome in reliably republican montana. >> hello, montana! >> reporter: he came on a mission to change the increasingly angry debate over health care reform, saying americans are being held hostage by insurance companies. >> it's wrong. it's bankrupting families. it's bankrupting businesses. and we are going to fix it when we pass health insurance reform this year. >> reporter: but randy wanted to know how the government would pay for it. >> and we keep getting the bull. that's all we get is bull. you can't tell us how you're going to pay for this. >> the president said 2/3 of the plan would be paid for by eliminating waste. the other third could come from raising taxes on the wealthy. >> we've got to get over this notion that somehow we can have something
ABC
Aug 14, 2009 11:00pm EDT
of people who graduate from college. >>> and president obama was in montana this afternoon answering questions on health care reform. unlike the often contentious meetings others have encountered, today's give and take was both cordial and civil. president obama received an enthusiastic welcome in reliably republican montana. >> hello montana! >> reporter: he came on a mission to change the increasingly angry debate over health care reform, saying americans are being held hostage by insurance companies. >> it's wrong. it's bankrupting families. it's bankrupting business. and we are going to fix it. >> reporter: but randy wanted to know how the government would pay for it. >> and we keep getting the bull. that's all we get is bull. you can't tell us how you're going to pay for this. >> the president said 2/3 of the plan would be paid for by eliminating waste. >> we've got to get over this notion that somehow we can have something for nothing. because that's part of how we got into the deficits and the debt that we're in the first place. >> reporter: it was the kind of difficult conver
HLN
Aug 23, 2009 7:00am EDT
for reconstruction. >>> the government wants to know who killed one of montana's largest grizzly bear. u.s. fish and wildlife said they are offering a substantial reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever shot the bear. the carcass of the grizzly was found on a ranch in northern montana. the bear, maximus weighed in at 800 pounds and stood nearly 7 1/2 feet tall. >>> we'll check in with reynolds for the forecast. >> although bill is moving away, the storm will create rip currents along the coast, main coast, virginia beach and carolinas. you need to watch for that danger. as the storm moves on we'll see a chance of scattered showers forming across parts of the northeast to the lakes of new york as far south as, say, pennsylvania back into portions of the carolinas. may deal with raindrops. same story in parts of florida. on i-95 corridor, i-55. nice and cool across much of the southeast. at least cooler than we normally get in places like atlanta and birmingham this time of year. relatively dry across the midsection. a chance of scattered showers, maybe thunderst
ABC
Aug 14, 2009 7:00am EDT
to montana later today holding the second of three town halls this week to sell and defend his health care reform plan. the president getting support from former president bill clinton, who came to his defense on thursday saying republicans are promoting fear in the health care fight. >>> senior white house correspondent jake tapper has more for us this morning. good morning, jake. >> reporter: good morning, robin. well, that's right. this montana town hall meeting could prove to be a tougher crowd than the friendly audience that the president faced in new hampshire. for one, montana is a red state that senator john mccain won last fall and, two, the ticks were first come first serve so the president may be feeling the heat just as members of congress have been. >> the most danger to the most people is sticking with the status quo. it is bankrupting america, making families insecure and undermining the future of the country. >> reporter: no stranger to a health care debate former president bill clinton stepped into battle last night blaming republicans for the frenzied town hall sweeping t
CNN
Aug 15, 2009 10:00am EDT
for president obama in this make or break month for reform. >> reporter: sure, montana is a nice place to visit this time of year. the president had more on his mind than flying fishing. he also came for urgent business. buttering up the state's senior citizen and chairman of the finance committee, max baucus, who could hold the fate of health reform in his hand. >> first of all, the man who is working tirelessly to make sure that the american people get a fair deal when it comes to health care in america, please give max baucus a big round of applause. >> in private, top presidential advisers ab advisers acknowledge that the fight has reached a critical stage as the opposition has reef reached soming. >> reporter: by comparison, the president's town hall here was pretty tame, thou he did get one pointed question that reflected the strong opposition he is facing. >> we keep getting the bull. that's all we get, is bull. you can't tell us how you are going to pay for this. the only way you are going to get that money is to raise our taxes. you said you wouldn't. >> look, you are absolutely right,
ABC
Aug 14, 2009 6:00am EDT
. president obama takes his pitch for healthcare out west. he'll hold two more town halls, one in montana today, another in colorado tomorrow. the white house is now using email and web video toss lay out its case. a group of healthcare backers will start airing tv ads in support of the plan. >> u.s. marines are gaining grnd against the taliban in afghanistan. american and afghan troops have managed to take over half of a militant-led town, and u.s. aircrafts are using missile toss drive suspects out of the mountains there. troops are trying to secure the area ahead of next week's presidential election. >> a fairfax county man is about to go out of this world. >> that's right. and his success is now inspiring local students. this trip will be patrick forrester's third time in space. the virginia native learned to love science in the classrooms of west springfield high school. he graduated in 1975, and now friends and neighbors in that community are talking about their local hero. >> yeah, it's pretty amazing. people have dreamed, they fulfill them, and it's pretty cool he's an astronaut,
NBC
Aug 14, 2009 4:00pm EDT
barack obama brought to montana today. he's on a four-state tour to his health care reform plan. an increasingly contentious topic across the country. >> reporter: the president hielf out in montana today which is out west but as two democratic senators said the fight is fierce and you have seen all of these town halls. many in maryland and it has been kind of tough on democrats. but on president barack obama today, not surprisingly nobody got in his face. but it did get some tough questions. the president's aides say the president has been itching to deal with the toughest of questions. number one, they say he is convinced health care reform insurgent and doable. number two, he's convinced a lot of the so-called tough questions are really based on misconceptions. didn't hear any misconceptions alleged today. but the president did get the core question which is how are we going to afford all of this and here is some of what happened in montana. >> if i'm writing a check to my local church, i don't know why uncle sam should be giving me a bigger t break than the person that makes
FOX
Aug 14, 2009 5:00am EDT
fight for health care reform out west now as the president holds a town hall meeting today in montana and one tomorrow in colorado. it appears the president will face off with angry protesters and the first stop is planned in bozeman, montana. this meeting will folkous a provision to prevent insurance companies from dropping or limiting coverage for those who become seriously ill. >>> a picture is worth a thousand words but some say metro acted too quickly without the facts after this picture surfaced showing a metrobus driver on a cell phone while driving. the eunice kennedy shriver driver's union says the two-way radio was broken and the woman had to use the cell phone to call in a malfunction. the union denies the bus was actually moving. metro went confirm the radio issue and the driver is on paid leave. >>> judgment day in a crime spree that terrorized montgomery county for months. elderly women tied up, robbed and taxed inside their home. a judge sentenced jose garcia polara to life without parole followed by three consecutive life sentences. one of his victims died after the at
CNN
Aug 15, 2009 5:00pm EDT
did pretty well. he came up short in montana but came close. much closer than many people thought, so they say look, now he wants to show that even if some people in these areas may disagree with him, he wants to go in and have a thoughtful conversation, reasoned debate in comparison to some of the town hall meetings we've seen across the country. what he's going do at the top is lay out why he thinks there needs to be insurance reform, that's his big folk occur, just to say you have insurance are doesn't mean you're safe and secure, you could lose that coverage. secondly, he'll take questions for about an hour, we're told. these tickets were distributed randomly on the internet. people were able it to sign up. they didn't have control over democrats or republicans got them. just as we saw yesterday, just one or two tough questions in montana at a town hall meeting, for people coming at it from the other side. the president could get tough questions from the other side today as well. as you noted at the to we are getting information are from white house aides. ed president is very ear
ABC
Aug 13, 2009 11:00pm EDT
... and tomorrow. that's our promise. that's ingredients for life. safeway. >> a restaurant in montana has a beef with president obama. when he comes to town tomorrow, ted's on tannin grill will offer a $10 bison burger to the customers there. this is spurred by the president's love of cheeseburgers. >>> let's find out what happened with the redskins. >> it was a newsworthy night. michael vick is back in the national football league. hey smart, how? well, funny you should ask. you see, after i book 10 nights, i get a free one. say i spend 2 nights at a big name hotel, 3 at a boutique, and 5 at a beach resort... and boom! free night. ( dings, monkey chatters ) ( in a baby voice ) aren't you a smart one? ( monkey laughs ) accumulate 10 nights and get a night free. welcomerewards from hotels.com. smart. so smart. >>> i am here in baltimore. did not read too much into this. the coaches got a chance to look at so many of the young players. baltimore beat washington in the first preseason game, 23-0. washington won the toss, and jason campbell completed his first two passes. he never got the offense an
ABC
Aug 14, 2009 5:00am EDT
passed even if it cost him a secon term. the president heads to montana today and colorado tomorrow for more town halls. meantime, a group of healthcare backers have now launched a $12 million tv ad campaign to answer the critics. and u.s. marines are gaining ground now for the battle for control of taliban-led towns in afghanistan. american and afghan troops have managed to take about half of the town, and u.s. aircraft are using missiles to attack militants. they want to secure that area ahead of next week's presidential election. >> a private funeral mass is set for today in hyannis, massachusetts, for eunice kennedy shriver. last night a prayer service was held in cape cod. shriver was the sister of the late president kennedy and the founder of the special olympics. shriver died tuesday at the age of 88. mourners praised her for her life of public service. >> she regarded the wealth she had, she'd been given t gift that she'd been given, her body. bfering her was appear asset that she was meant to use to help other people in the service of god. >> earlier in the day, hundreds of
HLN
Aug 14, 2009 6:00am EDT
of north and south dakota and parts of montana. we're going to continue to talk more about the weather and keep you posted with the very latest. robin? >> thank you so much. >>> if you suffered through a pay cut during poofrt this recession, there's a chance you may get some of your paycheck back. that's great news in a bad economy. plus -- whoa. they got the world on a string. we're going to take you to the world yo-yo contest. <ó<ó<ó>> time for our salute to the troops. today's salute is from a proud dad to his son. wade wants to tell his son matt keep his eyes and ears open and e change his sock often. >> good morning. i wanted to give a sharp air force salute to senior matthew fullwood. we love and miss him a whole lot and can't wait for him to return in december. >> good advice from dad. if you have somebody in the service and you want to salute them, go to cnn.com/robin so we can. >>> in about four hours a private funeral for eunice kennedy shriver is going to begin. now, a public wake was held yesterday. the sister of president john f. kenne kennedy died yesterday. sh
FOX News
Aug 27, 2009 9:00am EDT
to montana. this was just before they spelled out how they would have cost savings. megyn: what do you realistically predict for these seniors, as a result of these potential cuts? he says he is reducing inefficiencies, so what would happen? >> the program would simply go away. no insurance company making 20% profit on this program would continue this. this program would go away and seniors would no longer have -- i suspect every medicare advantage holder would lose their plan overnight. megyn: how do we know what to believe? you are telling us this, and president obama has said repeatedly that he will not cut benefits, that his plan will strengthen medicare and reduce abuse. as well, they are going to put $240 billion more into medicare to ensure physician payment are not cut. who can we believe? >> people just need to apply logic. if you cut a program by 20%, it boggles the imagination that the program can still exist -- that assumes that profit margins from insurance companies are 20%. you would have to be in microsoft or google to have that kind of profit margins. just think about
FOX
Aug 14, 2009 11:00pm EDT
, . >> president obama hits the road trying to sell health care reform. townhall meeting in montana this afternoon was much calmer than most. but the president denounced the focus on angry protestors at townhall meetings saying television loves the raucous. president spoke for about 30 minutes before taking questions. >> what we need to do is come up with a uniquely american way of providing care. so i am not in favor of canadian system. i am not in favor of a british system. or a french system. >> the president has another townhall meeting tomorrow in colorado. >> undoubtly many u.s. lawmakers cannot wait for the recess to end. because town halls are tougher than the comfortable confines of the u.s. capital where reckless spending has become sport. we continue with political pulse with former maryland governor robert ehrlich. >> cardin is popular, been around forever, right, house of delegates. house of representatives. and what he saw the other night is probably surprising to him. because these are not wackos or cooks, right wing. regular folks turning out. now clearly there is a certain aspect
CBS
Aug 14, 2009 11:00pm EDT
at 7:00. >>> in a town hall meeting in montana today president obama sought to ease concerns about his ambitious healthcare reform plan. >> if you are one of nearly 46 million people who don't have health insurance, will you finally have quality affordable options. and if you do have have health insurance, we'll help make sure that your insurance is more affordable and more secure. >> critics in the audience asked how the president planned to pay for the proposal. the president's answer? by eliminating waste and inefficiency. >>> one reporter scored the interview of a lifetime, and he's only 11. the scoop he managed to get from the president. >>> new information on the mid- air collision over the hudson river. >>> coming up, maryland, get ready to say ga sun tight. >> i'm bob turk. i'll have the complete first warning forecast coming up next. # >>> it is 72 degrees in cranially trail maryland. >>> we are learning more about why the faa placed an air traffic controller on leave following this past weekend's mid-air collision. the agency says the controller was making a personal phone ca
ABC
Aug 14, 2009 11:00pm EDT
is downplaying the protests by angry protesters at town hall meetings across the country, and he was in montana to post a town hall meeting of his own. in the meantime, president obama says he is not trying to vilify insurance companies. he is on an four-state tour as part of his pledge to overhaul the insurance system. >>> earlier today, eunice kennedy shriver was honored, the founder of special olympics. her daughter, california first lady maria shriver, who called her mother, quote, "skerries smart and not afraid to show it -- scary smart." her brother, cedric entered kennedy, could not attend as he continues to battle cancer -- senator edward kennedy. >>> a judge dismissed after letting air out of a tire. >>> also ahead, jon and kate plus police. what force them to go to.ir >>> we have new information about the mid-air collisions over the hudson river last weekend. just seconds before the crash, a conflict alert warningd on the dispy. appeared on the display. controllers told the ntsb they do not recall hearing those warnings. two people have been suspended, and a supervisor who was not in
NBC
Aug 14, 2009 5:00am EDT
in montana. brooke hart has the latest. >> reporter: president obama heads west today on a health care reform rescue mission. >> fascist pig. >> let the record show the man left on his own. >> reporter: after a week of town hall flare-ups, one poll shows his efforts in troubling. >> rationing happens now. >> reporter: 34% of americans tell "usa today" they're now more sympathetic to protesters. 21% say less so. newt gingrich wants more town halls. protesters claim the president is pushing everything from abortion to euthanasia in his reform plan. >> one of the reasons we've pushed back is because of those misconceptions. >> reporter: starting today, a coalition of reform allies raises the stakes in a new ad. >> what does health insurance reform really mean? >> reporter: the ads paid for by drugmakers, the biggest doctor and hospital groups in the country, teaming up with a major union to back the president. >> it means you can't be denied coverage for a pre-existing condition or dropped if you get sick. it means putting health care decisions in the hands of you and your doct. >> reporter: the
NBC
Aug 15, 2009 6:00am EDT
, holding a town hall meeting in colorado to discuss health care. friday he stopped in montana. the president did not experience the same animosity many senators and representatives have faced. mr. obama told the audience what they've seen on tv doesn't tell the whole story and constructive meetings have been taking place across the country. most who attended seemed to support the president's plan. but not everyone, one man even turned the president's own joke about bull in washington on him. >> and we keep getting the bull. that's all we get, is bull. you can't tell us how you're going it pay for this. >> you are absolutely right. that i can't cover another 46 million people for free. >> the president went on tell the man he will not raise taxes on families making $250,000 or less, and admitted the wealthy will have to pay more. some protestors did come out, they were kept about half a mile away. he often had to shout to be heard above the crowd. but the senator tells the "washington post" he has not been discouraged. in fact, he says the opposite has happened. he's more deter
FOX
Aug 12, 2009 6:00am EDT
to montana, idaho. >> we're not just making states. >> oh. >> potatoes. >> if have you a question, we'll explain it to her. if you have a question -- if you have a question you want answered, go to myfoxdc.com and click on the weather tab. >> okay. >> we're traying to get free stuff. >> okay. all right. take it away. i am missing something here. i just wanted to go to montana or idaho. that is all i was talking about. >> i'm thinking jamaica being baby. >> yeah! >> you know, in sesame street where they say which one of these is not like the other. that would be me. >> you're it. >> i'm it. >> lanes are open along 66. you can see the accident activity here once i move out of your way. it is off the road to the shoulder here. the district attorney lays are stacking up out of manassas leaving business 24 trying to work your way past the scene. the lane are open. flashing lights are causing a bit of a rubbernecking delay. if you are traveling eastbound 66 before the beltway, we've got a stalled car tying up the right side of the roadway. now, southbound 2 at sterling boulevard, that is w
FOX
Aug 13, 2009 6:00am EDT
in each direction right now between bladensburg road and west virginia-montana. if you are coming inbound, they were allowing traffic to travel through the parking lot just after bladensburg road. we're in thquite sure while they were allowing the traffic to do that. it is blocked off in each direction between bladensburg road and west virginia-montana. you want to stick with rhode island avenue and use that as an alternate. keep in mind, during the middle of the day, they've been doing a lot of roadwork along benning at eighth street. that might be a bumpy ride for you but at least it is open. new york avenue traffic will be blocked off. traveling south on 270, lanes are open out of germantown. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. >>> we're on call this morning. new moms in this current are you are getting older. the government says the number of women 35 or older giving birth for the very first time has increased dramatically over the last 40 years. in 2006, one out of 12 first born babies had mothers would were 35 or older. in 1970, only one out of 100 babies had mothers that a
FOX
Aug 18, 2009 11:00am EDT
with hannah montana the movie. as she returns to her tennessee roots with billy ray cyrus. the three disk combo pack includes a trip to the hannah montana store and seven music videos. >> i didn't have any rope. >> wes craven brings audiences back to the last house on the left as the parents of a kidnapped girl take revenge on their daughter's attackers. >> tyson puts together archive footage to examine one of boxing's most controversial figures. >> we have one job only. >> and check out patrick swayze's new movie. >> and in tv, the simpsons are up to the only shenanigans, classic episodes from the 12th season. >> you did not just dothat. >> the upper side gloss up girls -- the gossip girls. >> miami serial killer with a badge, and dirty, sexy, money, leaves a final season. >> i'm most excited about the simp ton. >> the tyson movie is supposed to be great. >> i'm run out and get that today. >>> now to the music. first of all country music star reba mcintyre is out. this is his first album in 6 years and it include the released single that you hear now, strange. let's listen to three secon
CBS
Aug 12, 2009 9:00am EDT
and the other in montana. tickets have been will be available to the general public so the president may see angry outbursts in the crowd he faces. who's likely to come out on top once the shouting is over. with me is erin billings. this is usually a boring time for us covering the hill but this has been anything but. >> these town halls are typically snoozers, people go home, few people show up and it is civil and now hundreds of people, you saw claire mccast kill. there is people coming from owl sides. i think both sides are appropriating the fomenting thage station. so this isn't necessarily just cropping up. having said that people are passionate about this and clearly members are hearing it. >> you saw arlen specter and you were saying what we didn't see is he's called in capitol police for reinforcements. >> he did. and the capitol police last week the sergeant at arms said be wary, mindful, diligent and vigilant when you go home because there were already protests starting up and arlen specter of pennsylvania as you saw the footage, he asked the capitol police to sent officers. they s
CBS
Aug 14, 2009 9:00am EDT
reform sales pitch to montana. he'll host a town hall meeting there. these meetings have turned heated with people on both sides of the issue speaking their minds. samantha hayes has the latest. >> reporter: the questions and concerns from constituents keep coming in town hall meetings across the country n. sea caucus, new jersey. >> i'm covered and i want to -- the system is fatally broken and needs to be fixed. >> after all the rhetoric does congress intend to pass health care reform and if so how do you to pay for it, even if you have to have a tax increase. >> i would intend to pass a health care reform bill but i would intend to pay completely opposite of what is coming through right now. >> reporter: public meetings on health care form hosted by members of congress have revealed skepticism among many voter and raised political stakes. the president who defended reform on tuesday in new hampshire is heading out to do the same thing again. >> you feel satisfied with what happened in new hampshire. he was able to address concerns that people had. i think he was able to take on, as i
CBS
Aug 14, 2009 5:00pm EDT
system. the president wrapped up a town hall meeting in montana and manuel gallegus is there. salesman in chief is talking about health care reform. >> president obama is using his own town hall meetings to beat back the fiery opposition boiling over in other town halls across the country. >> fight against the fear. this is not about politics. this is about helping the american people. >> reporter: while montana voted for president obama's rival in the last election and usually casts a wary eye toward washington we were hard-pressed to find ticket holders who didn't support a health care overhaul. >> i trust the government far more than private insurance companies. >> reporter: tickets for this town hall were distributed on a first come, first serve basis. most of the southing was reel gated far away from this hangar outside of the airport. >> what do we want health care when do we want it now. >> reporter: 500 demonstrators for and against health care reform staked out ground nearby. >> no one knows what is on the bill. >> reporter: many hope the president can better explain what is i
NBC
Aug 15, 2009 7:00am EDT
chuck todd is traveling with the president. he has the latest from big sky, montana. chuck? >> good morning, lester. the president is out west for a working vacation. yesterday was town hall number one. today will be town hall number two in grand junction, colorado, all of it is an attempt to recapture political momentum to pass health care reform. president obama came to the hills of montana with his entire family in tow for what was billed as a town hall on health care but at times felt like a campaign rally. president obama was reminiscent of candidate obama at times, as he worked the audience. >> so i need you to keep knocking on doors, talking to your neighbors, spread the facts. >> reporter: the president did take questions from a mostly supportive audience, but not before offering his own media critique of how town halls hav been covered this week. >> tv loves a ruckus. what you haven't seen on tv and what makes me proud, are the many constructive meetings going on all over the country. >> reporter: mindful of tuesday's relatively cane new hampshire town hall the president av
HLN
Aug 13, 2009 12:00pm EDT
, tomorrow in montana. there will be another one with him in colorado saturday. we will be watching today's action and bring you any new developments. >>> also, we're learning more about what really happened when police escorted a woman out of a town hall health care meeting. this is the video we've been showing you. from missouri senator mccaskill's forum. the police tried to take a sign from her that said "rosa parks, first lady of civil rights." a new youtube video shows a different angle. we'll try to highlight it. a man actually went over to her and ripped the sign out of her hands. so police ended up leading both of them away. that woman, by the way, maxine johnson, is giving her side of the story. she said she went to the forum to represent her primarily african-american neighborhoods who do not have health insurance. she said she went through security, several guards saw the sign. she comply with instructions not to unroll it. but a reporter asked to see it and johnson says people in the audience were the problem. >> and there i asked another, i said, what was the problem. it was
FOX News
Aug 15, 2009 12:00pm EDT
with the benefits or large out of pocket fees. now, mr. obama is on a four-day western trip. first up, in montana where yesterday he focused on patients who get dropped by their insurance companies in today's web address. the president says he realizes there's skepticism about his proposal. especially at a time of economic upheaval, but he asked for a discussion where we lower our voices. his town halls lacked the raucous crowds that some congressional democrats have faced, but he did take a couple of tough questions yesterday. >> and that's all we get is bull. you can't tell us how you're going to pay for this. you're saving here, you're saving over there, you're going to take a little money here, a little money there, but you have no money. >> you're absolutely right. that i can't cover another 46 million people for free. you're right. >> even some republicans are facing confrontation al crowds in their towns. senator chuck grassley is coming to the table with democrats. a larger theme in many of these forums is mistrust of big government solutions and republicans are hammering that message. >>
FOX News
Aug 28, 2009 9:00am EDT
this montana town that is getting millions of dollars to protect its cliquiet rural border. it is not the only controversial project getting money. you will not like the answers. gmegyn: nasa is hoping for a midnight run of shuttle discovery. it is open to blastoff tonight. first weather, and then a fuel delve problem caused this to be delayed the first two times. gregg: thousands of false entry in the united states -- thousands of people entering our united states every day. only about three of them pass through this town in montana. it is scheduled to get $15 million. couldn't the cash be spent better? the vice president for policy and communication for the national taxpayers union joins us. on either side, there are these little huts, but there are only three people coming through. on our southern border, hundreds of people are getting through every day. shouldn't the money be spent on the south? >> assuming that the money is being spent affectively in the first place, yes, it ought to be prioritized into places where the border crossings are occurring more often. this is par for the course
NBC
Aug 13, 2009 5:00am EDT
bladensburg road and the traffic circle of west virginia, montana avenues because of a building fire. everybody's being turned around right now. it does appear some traffic may be getting by the service roadway, but again, inbound and outbound new york avenue between west virginia, montana and bladensburg road close because of a building fire. you can see some of the fire there. elsewhere let you know things a little hazy through the mid-august muck as you take a look at the wilson bridge, but the good news is traffic is moving along nicely. joe, back to you. >> a lot of haze. thanks very much, jerry. >>> time is now 6:43, 73 degrees. >>> the big screen tv on sale for $10, but there's a big but. >> i can imagine. d.c. mayor adrian fenty is here for "connecting with the mayor." i'm going to ask you about whether the district is ready for the start of school and whether the district is making a push to bring the >>> our time 6:. we're connecting you with the mayor, as always, at this time every thursday i'm here with d.c. mayor adrian fenty. welcome. >> thanks for having me. >> great t
NBC
Aug 20, 2009 5:00am EDT
virginia, montana avenues. authorities head there. trip to the wilson bridge looking good so far. back to you. >> thank you, jerry. >> thanks. >> amtrak hopes to entice you to ride the rails. they're offering discount fares through december. prices for one-way tickets in the northeast are slashed by 25%. that means y can get away to philly, new york or boston for as little as 66 bucks round trip. amtrak says so far the promotion has been a success. that's why they're extending it. >> plus, news for your health this morning. is it the facial fountain of youth? technology that promises to get rid of wrinkles naturally. the secret ingredient, the procedure uses a patient's own blood. the procedure is called cell fill. here's how it works. doctors draw some blood, then use a patented process to turn it into a special product. hmm. wonder what that is. that product is then injected into the treatment area. it's billed as the next t best thing to a face lift with no side effects. i guess no stitches. >> over the course of eight weeks, develop new collagen and growth of blood vessels and real
CSPAN
Aug 10, 2009 8:30am EDT
, montana, north dakota, and wyoming. do the authors of cap and trade want to tap into that? no. we have coal reserves in the west, midwest and the south that have been referred to as the saudi arabia of coal. these are in the states like kentucky, ohio, west virginia, montana, and my home state of wyoming. do the authors of cap and trade want to truly tap into that? no. america has that and more. we also have the wind, the solar, the geothermal, the biomass, the hydropower, we have it all, and we can develop it in a responsible way. what puts us in a better position to win the energy race with india and china? well, the answer is american energy. the authors of cap and trade don't want to develop all american energy resources. they want to start the energy race with china and india two laps behind as opposed to three laps ahead. the more emergency america can -- energy america can produce, the stronger the economy will be. energy development creatings jobs. not just green jobs but red, white, and blue jobs. we need them all, and the solution rests on our shores. thank you, madam chairma
HLN
Aug 12, 2009 12:00pm EDT
. the president plans to hold more in montana and new hampshire. the white house has a website to counter critics. >>> during the town hall, president obama says we have the aarp on board. the aarp which has 45 million members over 50 says not so fast here. the ceo says they have not endorsed any of the health care reform bill. aarp is launching a multi-million dollar advertising and organizing this to debunk myths pushed by health care reform critics. >>> fbi investigating this graffiti outside dave scott. the democratic lawmaker found a swastika spray painted on a sign outside his office yesterday. the congressman was recently involved in a heated debate over health care. he believes the two are connected here. the congressman says he's received hate mail, death threats and offensive faxes since the debate on health care began. >> there is bubbling up under this debate, unfortunately the overtones this presents of hate, racism, all these things, but we must have the resolve, hate, racism, this swastika cannot be the arbiter of this debate. >>> congressman scott is hosting a town hall meeting sa
CSPAN
Aug 14, 2009 7:00am EDT
. same thing with health care. if you are in nebraska, montana , where mount -- where max baucus is from, iowa where chuck grassley is from. you are going to see these ads playing out much more. that is why the coverage on c- span is so great on this issue, including the videos that you have been getting from town halls. >host: let me ask you about senator baucus. he will be in attendance, although he will not be speaking at the town hall meeting in montana, and there's also a piece this morning in "the washinton post," how the deficit is playing in all this. senator baucus's role in the health-care debate, and also the deficit impact on the debate. guest: senator baucus is one of the keys to having any sort of a deal that will have republicans on board. if he can work with top republicans, senator grassley has said, as viewers know, the he will not make it one man deal. he agrees to a deal, it will be one that republicans can agree to. that is why republicans are watching so closely what will come out of german baucus' -- of chairman baucus' committee. it might be a little rowdier, a li
CSPAN
Aug 27, 2009 7:00am EDT
are determined in law by congress. host: does a general practitioner in montana get paid the same as one in new york city? guest: no, because part of the formula is supposed to account for the cost of maintaining a medical practice. about half of the physician fee is not based on what they take time, but what it costs to run their office or practice. rents in new york city are substantially higher than in montana. those differences are built into the formula. host: is that where the national coverage determination comes into play? guest: no, that coverage speaks specifically to what medical procedures for tests medicare will pay for. technology is changing. medical practice is changing. medicare like every other insurer must decide if and when it will pay for some new treatment or approach. historic late, in medicare most of those decisions were made initially at the local level by the carriers, the private companies who under contract to the government manage the program. each had a medical director and they in turn had advisory committees. when something you came along they would decide wheth
ABC
Aug 15, 2009 11:00pm EDT
on the heels of last night's meeting in montana. the president faced pointed but civil questions about how he will pay for the plan to reform the nation's health care system, a process that has caused his once sky high approval ratings to fall. in his weekly address, he wants the challenges to move forward. but utah senator orrin hatch rejected the charge saying americans just want the facts. >> although i strongly encourage the use of respectful debate in the town halls, we should not be stifling the discussions. there's nothing unamerican about disagreements. our great nation was founded on speaking our minds. >> reporter: the voters explain and sometimes defengd the reform legislation they are expected to undertake when they return to capitol hill next month. oncochran, abc news, washington. >> tonight, christopher dodd is out of the hospital after undergoing surgery for prostate cancer. a statement from his office says the 65 year was released from a cancer center. the five-term democrat announced last month he'd been diagnosed with an early treatable stage of cancer. he expects to return
ABC
Aug 17, 2009 5:30pm EDT
is going to be coming on wednesdayful right now nothing showing up on montana's most powerful radar. nice clear scan out there. temperature-wise in westminster 85. gaithersburg at 85. 85 in emmitsburg. elkton right now at 83. 87 in middle town. and churchville right now currently reporting in at 84 degrees. the forecast for tonight. the showers that are down over western portions of virginia will stay there for tonight. we're watching moisture flowing northward from the remnants of claudeette. an that's going to start to spread some shower and even some thunderstorm activities this the region by tomorrow. and again into wednesday. but most of the activity, again will, hold off until wednesday and thursday. so here is your forecast. for tonight, the overnight period partly cloudy, humid, 72 for the overnight low. during the day tomorrow, look for partly cloudy, hot and humid day with a high of 90 degrees. now your extended outlook, the 90 tomorrow followed by the shower and thunderstorm activity on wednesday. a little cooler. thursday and friday, again cooler temperatures, scattered shower
ABC
Aug 14, 2009 5:00pm EDT
obama held another town hall meeting in montana. >> he got some challenging questions this time around. scott joins us with details. >> president obama waded into the rough waters that members of congress have been for weeks. the rough waters that members of congress have been for weeks.
ABC
Aug 31, 2009 3:35am EDT
arizona, to new mexico and montana. cooler testimon temperatures ins for the midwest. >> 72° in omaha. chilly in the east from boston to baltimore. hotter out west 90°, near 90 for salt lake city and sacrament oefpl. >> a balance act into the record books. >> breaking a world record on germany's highest peak on a cable car line. look at that. that's nuts. it took the man less than an hour yesterday to walk the cable without any safety harness, that makes my sick watching that. there was a incline at 66%. >> the climb was used to rays about $20,000 for a school project in ethiojam. >> just 20 grand. i think that's worth a couple million don't you think. >> next tim around, maybe. >> ya. >> that's 66°, i guess. >> we will be back with more world news now. >> two fire fighters were killed near los angeles last night when their vehicle rolled off the mountain side. thaeufrpblts they're battle a fire now threatening broadcast towers. we have coverage from las abc7. >> this is eyewitness news in high definition with live breakingews. >> breaking news. the station fire grows burr out of co
FOX
Aug 11, 2009 6:00pm EDT
their dissatisfaction and position. president obama has two town halls scheduled this friday in montana and colorado. it includes out-of-pocket costs and insurance companies. >>> different states, same story. this is how things went in maryland when senator ben carden held his town hall on healthcare. not exactly a warm welcome in baltimore county. senator irwin will try tomorrow at hagerstown community college at 1:00 p.m.: tonight the nation is remembering eunice kennedy shriver who died today at the age of 88. she was a member of a legendary political family, sister of president john f. kennedy and sister to ted f. kennedy. her legacy goes far beyond the family. she changed the lives of disabled people by creating the special olympics. tom fitzgeralds herewith more. >> reporter: shriver had suffered a series of strokes in recent years. all 19 of her grandchildren were at her side. shriver was the fifth of nine kennedy children, but unlike her brothers who entered the world of politics, shriver found another way to serve, inspired by her older sister, rose mary who was born with brain damage, sh
FOX
Aug 14, 2009 6:00pm EDT
on the healthcare battle. >> reporter: barack obama -- president obama takes aim at a town hall in montana. >> they won't be able to arbitrate on the amount of coverage you can receive in a given year or lifetime. >> reporter: his plan will prohibit insurance companies from dropping or not allowing coverage for those severely ill. lawmakers -- . >> what you haven't seen on tv and what makes me proud are the many constructive meetings going on all over the country. >> reporter: people packed the small airplane hangar, an area considered more conservative. >> you can't tell us how you're going to pay for this. the only way you're going to get that money is to raze our taxes. you said you -- race our taxes. you said you wouldn't. >> reporter: the president's ut infomercial. >> this is nothing more than a soapbox for the president. not an opportunity for the american people to come out and voice their concerns but a quay for him to pick back. >> reporter: the town hall circuit has been nerveracking for some lawmakers, none more so than arlen specter. >> what i can do this week, i have done. i
CNN
Aug 31, 2009 1:00pm EDT
of hannah montana. jaycee dreamed of becoming a model, always clean and well dressed, no hint of the tragic reality. investigators have expanded the crime scene and they brought cadaver dogs to search the property next door. authorities are looking into whether he could be connected to a string of murders in the 1990s. >> phillip garrido had access to that property. he used that property and it looks like he lived on that property in a she had. >> reporter: as we've scoured the home town looking for clue, we found this in a hardware store, the name phil g on a donation card. he brought a pressure switch and left a $2 donation to the children's miracle network. as for jaycee, she is with her family. her location is being kept a tight secret. we understand that she has several family members and law enforcement officials and a team of psychiatrists to help this family through the reunited process. >> it's fascinating learning all of these details, especially the ones that you are bringing to us. can you tell us more about the family business? >> absolutely. that printing business was essentia
CNN
Aug 16, 2009 6:00am EDT
. the ones in montana on friday night, they were given away in montana in the local area, so they don't select only supporters of the president, and if you're an opponent of the president, we've seen a couple of them who don't agree with his plans on health care reform, you can get into these forums as well. >> don't think you can get in his face. paul steinhauser, we'll see you again. >>> with the president going to yellowstone and the grand con on, our national park are in the spotlight but they need a face lift. here's how stimulus money is helping out. >>> education is more important than others but at some black colleges the money crunch can put dreams of higher education in jeopardy. mbers. but how close are you to your goals? there may be more you can do. only caduet combines two proven medicines... in a single pill to significantly lower... high blood pressure and high cholesterol. in a clinical study of patients... with slightly elevated blood pressure and cholesterol, caduet helped 48% reach both goals in just 4 weeks. caduet is one of many treatment options, in addition to
FOX News
Aug 30, 2009 4:00pm EDT
here and we ran into a couple of crews from montana. we have been watching throughout date. there have been water dropping helicopters and forest service crews in the rough terrain. that is one of the factors, more resources on the ground and better weather conditions. they are hoping that firefighters get a better handle on this today. >> anita, thank you. >>> a thick gray cloud hovering over the angeles national forest. you can see how close those flames are. this is the city of pasadena you are looking at. it's a very populated city. smoke and haze not to mention the smell lingering in the area. if you have pictures of the fire send them to us. we my decide to put the pictures on tv but don't put yourself in harm's way. >> gregg: high temperatures is helping fuel this dangerous fire. they are in the midst of a five-day heat wave. they are trying bring the flames under control. any relief in sight. let's go to our meteorologist, any help on the way with mother nature. >> three to five days it will be very hot in the western part of the united states. we have a big ridge sitting right
FOX
Aug 13, 2009 7:00am EDT
. out bound laborers remain closed between virginia, montana. before the lane drop here at van dorn, a stalled tractor- trailer, off the road to the the wilson bridge, inner loop runs without incident ae bridge interchange. southbound 270, an accident after the truck scales. left lane is blocked at this point. delays beginning well before hyattstown leaving route 80 down toward the scene. 355 could work well as an if alternate for you. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. >>> still ahead on fox 5 morning news, we're learning more about the upcoming memoir written by former vice president dick cheney. >> we'll find out what he's saying about an alleged i between himself and george bush aheff. >>> and when you book a flight, the new requirements when we come back. >>> we're taking a trip back to 196. it's been four years since woodstock and we're going to experience it all over again.  >>> he is convicted of bombing a pan am flight over scotland more than 20 years ago. but sky news is reporting that the former libby an intelligent agent may be released from jail now due to
FOX
Aug 14, 2009 7:00am EDT
. the president heads to montana today. here o separate fact from fiction in this issue is lori robertson, managing editor at fact check.com. thank you for being here today. >> thank you. >> we have a couple of hot topics and have you separate fact from fiction. the first is the idea of youth euthanasia and palin put out the word this week that contains death panel. what is the story there? >> it's nonsense. and it sounds like something you might find in a science fiction movie but not this piece of legislation. and the truth of the matter is there is a provision in the house that calls for medicare to pay for voluntary counseling sessions between seniors and doctor on end of life care. and it's a counseling session that would cover things like a living will, hospice care, do you want to designate a health care proxy. tough decisions certainly, but things would prefer to make before they get too sick. >> but euthanasia not true. >> no. >> and the president promises that your health care will be paid for. >> well not yet, it isn't. well the health care bill would be paid for and he keeps p
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